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    Panic attacks

    Hi Everyone, Been a while since my last question. Hoping someone can help us out or guide us. My dad is in the late stages of ALS and is now living in a residence and having multiple panic attacks per day. This has been going on for the last 2 weeks and he is being brought back and forth from...
  2. L

    On the verge of a breakdown ..all symptoms of Als

    A year ago I started feeling numbness and tingling in my leg and burning sensation in my head I did a brain MRI which showed corticospinal tract hyperintensities which are biomarkers of Als. Neurologists said no Als and related my symptoms to anxiety but symptoms exacerbated a lot.later I began...
  3. S

    Proof that widespread twitching is related to ALS

    I recently came across this article and I'm freaking out now: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11464925 Everything I've read on here says that widespread twitching is not indicative of ALS, but this article states otherwise. The worst part is that I had an emg last year that the neuro...
  4. M

    Rushed ALS Diagnosis ??

    First off, my heart goes out to all of you. You are so incredibly brave and generous with sharing your time, experience and support. My husband walked into a neurologist's office with symmetrical muscle weakness and walked out with a diagnosis of ALS. Some background - My husband is 51 and...
  5. A

    Hoping for a little reassurance

    Good evening, everyone, First off, I have been constantly amazed at the grace and promptness with which questions from anxious people here are answered, and in my time lurking over the last couple months these replies and stickied threads have been a huge resource. So thank you! I'm just...
  6. J

    Awaiting diagnosis

    Hello. I started with foot drop about 6months ago. My left leg has gotten progressively worse and has moved to my R leg. Emg was bad showed decreased nerve conduction and muscle loss in both legs. I have brisk reflexes and positive Babinski on both sides. The neurologist agreed these...
  7. lisa g

    I would like to introduce myself

    My name is Lisa and I was diagnosed 1 week ago with ALS. My neurologist is such a compassionate person, she cried with me while giving me the diagnosis . Her and her husband are a neurologist team. While they suspected ALS the EMG confirmed it. I would like to say that they were fantastic with...
  8. M

    Genetic Testing

    Hi there, My family has been burdened with C9 - we’ve lost 6 amazing people in 2 generations, so far, including my mom, Godfather, and Gramma. I’ve struggled with anxiety over this disease for over a decade now. The anxiety presents itself in the form of symptoms and I trick myself into...
  9. J

    Please do not be too quick to say NO to possible ALS diagnosis

    About 3-4 years ago I came to this forum and asked the dreaded question "Do I have ALS". I had some fasciculations and cramping in my feet, balance issues, spasticity in both legs and slight speech changes. I was assured by members that my symptoms were NOT symptoms of ALS and I went merrily...
  10. D

    Frontolobe dimentia.

    heredity question Hello everyone. My first post. I'm Deb from Australia. scared to say much right now. I'm actually waiting for a diagnosis and "incidentally discovered my grandmother died of pneumonia secondary to ALS in 1970. I read in Google scholar that not all people with the faulty gene...
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